Whole wheat pasta with prawn, tomato and honey liqueur sauce (Cretan rakomelo)

A recipe inspired by Cretan honey liqueur (rakomelo)! Sweet, aromatic and healthy!


300g prawns

1 red onion

4 cloves of garlic

Tomato and honey liqueur spread/sauce

Extra virgin olive oil


Boil and drain the whole wheat pasta as normal. Whole wheat pasta needs to boiled for eight minutes to be al dente; please avoid overcooking.

Heat the olive oil until hot

Sauté the chopped onion and garlic until golden brown

Add one jar of tomato and honey liqueur spread and then add 250ml of water

Add the prawns and let them boil in low heat for approx. 20 minutes

The tomato sauce should be thick when ready

If you wish add some freshly ground black pepper